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Prussia Flag
Kingdom of Prussia

Königreich von Preußen  (German)
Flag of Prussia
Prussia (in blue) at its height as the leading state of the German Empire
Prussia (in blue) at its height as the leading state of the German Empire
CapitalKönigsberg (1525–1701)
Berlin (1701–1947)
Common languagesGerman (official)
GovernmentMonarchy (until 1918), Republic
• 1525–1568
Albert I (first)
• 1688–1701
Frederick III (last)
• 1701–1713
Frederick I (first)
• 1888–1918
[[Wilhelm II, German Emperor|Wilhelm II]] (last)
Prime Minister1, 2 
• 1918
Friedrich Ebert (first)
• 1933–1945
Hermann Göring (last)
Historical eraEarly modern Europe to Contemporary
10 April 1525
27 August 1618
18 January 1701
9 November 1918
• Abolition (de facto, loss of independence)
30 January 1934
25 February 1947
German gold mark (1873–1914)
[[German Papiermark|German Papiermark]] (1914–1923)
Reichsmark (1924 to the Abolition of Prussia)
Today part ofGermany
Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast)
Czech Republic
  • 1 The heads of state listed here are the first and last to hold each title over time. For more information, see individual Prussian state articles (links in above History section).
  • 2 The position of Ministerpräsident was introduced in 1792 when Prussia was a Kingdom; the prime ministers shown here are the heads of the Prussian republic.

Prussia (/ˈprʌʃə/; German: Preußen, pronounced [ˈpʁɔʏsn̩] ( listen), Old Prussian: Prūsa or Prūsija) was a series of countries. Originally it was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525. Mostly, the name is used for the Kingdom of Prussia, which was in northern Europe. It was part of Germany for a while, and it included land in Poland, France, and Lithuania. The name "Prussian" has had a lot of different meanings in the past and now:

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